Message #247

From: John R. Welch jwelch@mail.bia.gov 
Subject: Tactical Sites Symposium

[ AzTeC / SWA SASIG ] :

John R. Welch
White Mountain Apache Tribe Heritage Program
Historic Preservation Officer
Post Office Box 584
Fort Apache Arizona 85926

Subject:  Tactical Sites Symposium Information			     	           

October 7, 1998

Enclosed please find the preliminary schedule for the
upcoming symposium.  The response has been enthusiastic,
and we expect a full house  an audience of about 75
persons  as well as a full schedule of informative,
elegant, and provocative presentations.

I am also pleased to announce that the AZ Archaeological
Society (AAS) has agreed to publish papers exploring the
symposium theme in the Arizona Archaeologist. Todd
Bostwick will serve as my coeditor for the volume. We
expect to deliver the final package of papers  including
clean line drawings and a small number of high-contrast
photographs, as well as any tables and figures  to the
series editor, Alan Ferg, by June 1, 1998.  

As noted on the draft schedule, symposium participants must
be members of AAC, AAHS, or AAS. This stems from insurance
requirements associated with the use of the City Council
Chambers, and cannot be waived.

Thank you once more for helping to publicize to the
symposium. Contact me at (520)338-5430 jwelch@mail.bia.gov
if you have comments or concerns.

I hope to see you in Flagstaff,  

John R. Welch


ARCHAEOLOGY AND ARCHITECTURE OF TACTICAL SITES

Fall 1998 Meeting of the Arizona Archaeological Council,
October 23-24, 1998 Flagstaff City Council Chambers,
211 W. Aspen Ave., Flagstaff, Arizona.  

SPONSORS:
Arizona Archaeological Council
Arizona Archaeological Society
Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society
Northland Research Inc.
SWCA Inc.
Flagstaff's Historic Weatherford Hotel

The symposium is free, but is open only to members of AAS,
AAHS, AAC.  Memberships will be available before the 
Friday afternoon and Saturday sessions.


SYMPOSIUM SCHEDULE
All presentations limited to 15 minutes to allow for
discussions

Friday, October 23

9:30  - 11:30
AAC Business Meeting (Open to all AAC Members)

I.  1:00
Method and Theory in Tactical Sites Research
(John Welch, Moderator)

John Welch: Welcome, Introductory Remarks, Housekeeping

Ingo Schroeder: The Comparative Ethnology of Warfare in
the Southwest

John Hohmann: Scale in Prehistoric Warfare: The Strategic,
Tactical, and Practical

Tony Lutonsky: Implements of Close Encounter: Shock Weapons
Systems of the Pre-Historic Southwest

Alan Ferg: Mormon Forts Along the Little Colorado River,
Arizona

Group Discussion


II.  2:45
Militarism and Settlement in Central Arizona
(Scott Wood, Moderator)

Scott Wood: Some Tactical Sites of the Tonto National Forest  

Jerry Robertson: A Military Interpretation of Hataclava
and Perry Mesa

David Wilcox: The Escalation of Warfare in Central Arizona,
A.D. 1100 to 1400

Steve Germick: Form and Function of Tactical Sites in the
Sierra Ancha

John Welch: Ancient Masonry Fortresses of the Upper Salt
River, Arizona

Rich Lange: Caveats and Considerations, or Tactful Reasons
why these sites may not be Tactical

Group Discussion


5:00 - 8:00 Reception at the Weatherford Hotel's newly
restored Zane Gray Ballroom


Saturday, October 24

III.  9:00
Desert Tactical Sites and Alternative Interpretations
(Todd Bostwick, Moderator)

Chris Adams, David Johnson, and Diane White: Recently
Discovered Eastern Apache Breastworks in Southern New Mexico

Deni Seymour: (? provisional) Chiricahua Tactical Sites 

Todd Bostwick: Look to the Sky: Another View of Hilltop
Sites in the Southwest 

Suzanne Fish: Hills and Settlement Patterns: Some Trincheras
Sites in Southern Arizona and Northern Mexico

John Roney and Robert Hard: Implications of the
Distribution of Cerros De Trincheras in the Greater
Southwest

Group Discussion


IV.  11:00
Tactical Sites and Settlement on the Plateau
(Dennis Gilpin, Moderator)

Dennis Gilpin: Boundaries of Tsegi Phase Architecture in
Northeastern Arizona

Julie Solometo: Tactical Sites in the Chevelon and Clear
Creek Drainages

Jeff Dean: Intervisibility of Tsegi Phase sites

Group Discussion


V.  1:00
Trouble in Paradise: Native American Responses to Inter-
Tribal Hostilities in Dinetah, Northwest New Mexico,
A.D. 1680-1754
(Jeff Dean, Moderator)

Hugh Rogers: Historical Context and Native American Light
Cavalry Military Strategies and Practices

Jim Copeland: Engineering, Architectural characteristics,
and Site Location Considerations of Defensive Places in
Dinetah

Ron Towner: Seasonality and Construction History of
Defensive Architecture in Dinetah

Scott Travis: Investigation of Navajo Tactical Landscapes
in Canyon del Muerto, Canyon de Chelly  National Monument


VI.  2:45
Group Forum:  Methodological Issues, Collaborative
Agenda-Setting


Sunday, October 25

Optional Field Trip to Hataclava, led by Jerry Robertson
Meet at 9:30 am at Tuzigoot N.M. parking lot
Bring: sturdy footgear, water, lunch, field glasses, thinking cap